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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Zurich to Bern. Traveling by bus from Zurich to Bern usually takes around one hour and 43 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance59 mi (96 km)
Shortest duration1h 40m
Cheapest price$14.78
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Zurich to Bern?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Zurich to Bern. FlixBus is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus21h 43m$14.78
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 2 trips from Zurich to Bern, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 43 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I go from Zurich to Bern for a day-trip?

Bern is an ideal day-trip from Zurich. Switzerland’s capital city can be reached by train or bus, both of which run multiple times both ways throughout the day. Average travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Zurich and Bern?

Yes, FlixBus offers a direct bus route between Zurich and Bern, with an average of 4 daily trips. Bus trips take just over 1 hour 30 minutes each way, and tickets start at just €10.

What are the environment and weather like in Bern?

Although Bern is found in the comparatively flat Swiss Plateau between the Jura Mountains to the north and the Swiss Alps in the south, the city itself sits on uneven ground. Bern’s hottest month is July, with an average high of 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius), and it’s coldest in January and February, with an average low of 27 degrees Fahrenheit (-3 degrees Celsius). Spring and fall are especially pleasant times for visiting for more temperate weather and avoiding busy tourist seasons.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Zurich to Bern during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Zurich to Bern?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 43 minutes to cover the 96 kilometers from Zurich to Bern. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 40 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Zurich?

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Zurich to Bern, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Zurich to Bern. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

City Information

Zurich

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Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.

Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.

The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.

If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.

Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometers from the city center. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance buses also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Zurich?

Main departure station: Limmatstrasse 5

Most buses depart from the main station in Zurich.

All bus stations in Zurich:

  • Limmatstrasse 5

Where does the bus arrive in Bern?

Main arrival station: Neufeld Bus Station

All buses from Zurich arrive at one main station in Bern.

Bus stations in Bern:

  • Neufeld Bus Station

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